Benzoyl Peroxide; Erythromycin Brand Names
Aktipak | Benzamycin | Benzamycin Pak
What is Benzoyl Peroxide; Erythromycin
Benzoyl peroxide erythromycin is a topical acne product. Both agents have antibacterial effects.
In addition, benzoyl peroxide has drying actions, sebostatic effects, and causes mild skin desquamation.
Benzoyl peroxide; erythromycin improves inflammatory acne lesions. Benzoyl peroxide; erythromycin is effective as monotherapy in grades II and III acne characterized by papules and pustules.
The combination of benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin is more effective than either agent alone and may decrease the development of bacterial resistance.
Benzoyl peroxide erythromycin products are not as effective in deep cystic lesions or in non-inflammatory lesions.
- acne vulgaris
- Propionibacterium acnes
- ocular irritation
- skin discoloration
- skin irritation
- laboratory monitoring not necessary
- accidental exposure
- GI disease
- inflammatory bowel disease
- macrolide hypersensitivity
- myasthenia gravis
- ocular exposure
- pseudomembranous colitis
- skin abrasion
- skin disease
- sunlight (UV) exposure
- ulcerative colitis
- Clindamycin; Tretinoin
- Fluocinolone; Hydroquinone; Tretinoin
- Halobetasol; Tazarotene
- Mequinol; Tretinoin
- Salicylic Acid
- Sodium Thiosulfate; Salicylic Acid
- Topical Local Anesthetics
- Tretinoin, ATRA